Hot Stove is eating up for baseball. As a Mets fan, I think we should make a Pedro/Beltran aggressive move for Johan Santana. i.e. overpay to get him.
Mets: Hi, Minnesota?
Minny: Hi, Mets?
Mets: yeah, how you doing?
Minny: Ok. Could use some more money. And a heatwave right about now. But it's all good. You see Adrian Peterson last week? We're pretty excited about having the best RB in the NFL.
Mets: Yeah, we saw that. He's incredible. Could probably play a Gold Glove center field if he wanted also.
Minny: Yeah. Soooo, what's up?
Mets: Well, we were just reading The Mets Are Better Than Sex and have decided we want Johan Santana.
Minny: Um yeah, we know. Get in line my friend.
Mets: We're willing to overpay. We don't think anyone else can match our offer.
Minny: oh? is that so? I'm listening ....
Mets: Well, let's start with Jose Reyes. The Most Exciting Player in the game. He's almost like the Adrian Peterson of Running Backs.
Minny: Oh, you mean like Hanley Ramirez?
Mets: Huh? Anyways ... JOSE REYES. On the turf, that speed might be interesting ... no?
Minny: Yeah. That sounds kinda awesome actually. Reyes, Mauer, Morneau. Mmmmmmm ...
Mets: We'll also give you Milledge or Gomez.
Minny: Hmmmm .... this is getting interesting ...
Mets: AND, we'll send you a pitcher back. Pelfrey, Humber ....your choice of young pitcher.
Minny: Ok. Let us think about that. If the Yankees don't want to give up Hughes. Or the Dodgers don't want to send us Billingsley, Kershaw and two of their young bats. We might have a deal.
Mets: Cool. Ideally we could get one of your bullpen arms back maybe. We could throw in a couple more lower level minor league guys.
Minny: oh. i don't know. but let us think about it.
Mets: Yeah, hit us back. We're gonna go talk about ARod now to fill shortstop if we make the deal.
Minny: Oh wow, that would be a major move for you guys.
Mets: Maybe, we'll see. Ok, talk to ya later.
So for Minnesota, they get good young talent, and a bonafide superstar that could vault their lineup to upper echelon. If Liriano returns as an ace, they still have pitching.
And for the Mets, we may end up paying upwards of $400-500M, for two players. But they would be the best hitter and starter in the game. And we'd have other talent around them.
Johan, Pedro, Ollie, Maine
Beltran, Castillo, Wright, ARod, Delgado, Alou.
I think Jose is the only way we can get Johan. And while I love Jose, I want the ace. So let's make it happen people.
cross post: The Mets Are Better Than Sex